GOD’S WORD FOR OCTOBER 19
GOD’S WORD FOR OCTOBER 19 ~ ~ Psalm 139:13~ ~ “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb.”
An adult human liver is about the size of a small football. It weighs about three pounds, making it the body’s largest internal organ. Tucked neatly beneath the ribs, your liver performs more than 500 different tasks. It is a vital link between your heart, lungs and digestive system.
Inside the liver is a bewildering array of microscopic veins in which each drop of blood is processed. Here, blood conditions are constantly monitored to make sure that its chemistry meets strict standards. If more of some substances are needed in the blood, they are supplied. Useless chemicals are broken down into useful chemicals. Your liver makes proteins and corrects blood clotting factors. Your liver also sees to it that hormone balances are maintained and that poisons are neutralized. If substances are needed to fight an infection, your liver makes them and adds them to the bloodstream. Your liver also stores vitamins and minerals and prepares itself to provide your body with quick energy when you need it. In addition, the liver makes bile, which is essential for digestion.
Structures like the liver have caused many evolutionists to abandon the idea that life is a result of millions of years of accidents. The liver is just too well-designed and integrated into the body to have been produced by purposelessness and mindlessness. As Scripture says, truly God has formed our inward parts!
It is a factory, warehouse, transportation system, and pharmacy for the entire body, working along with all the other parts, as the Body of Christ works together as individuals of one unit.
Our Creator and Lord loves the entirety of each of us. He equates our physical parts with our emotional state many times in His Word.
“Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom.” This is a very beautiful picture of how deeply Christ knows the very depths of each person. If we have submitted to Him as Lord and Saviour, then He will show Himself in the very depths of our feelings, and guide us to a deeper knowledge of Him in every detail of our lives.
“But before I had finished speaking in my heart, there was Rebekah…”
This servant of Abraham had just prayed for God to reveal Isaac’s future wife. God had guided him on the mission, and He does the same for us in our mission of life with Him.
Not only does He many times answer us quickly, this next verse is one of my favorites, showing that He is, of course, way ahead of us, and always watching us:
“And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.”
Our prayers must be heartfelt—deep within ourselves, not just mouthing a quick set of words. That’s shown again by the wording in the original King James Version, where they mince no words in saying what God feels for us.
Genesis 43:30 – NASB— “Now his heart yearned for his brother; so Joseph made haste and sought somewhere to weep. And he went into his chamber and wept there.” The King James says “for his bowels did yearn upon his brother:” which terminology is used many times to depict a very deep emotional feeling of sorrow, love, repentance, or other emotion.
This again shows the depth of the commitment to His people, of the Almighty God of the Universe,
Whose eyes watch us much more than the sparrow.
Matthew 29-31 – “Are two sparrows not sold for an assarion? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all counted. So do not fear; you are more valuable than a great number of sparrows.”
Yes, they do!!! Praise You Forever!